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Subject: stuck in the distribution center
Date Posted: 3/19/2008 11:19 AM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2006
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I am awaiting delivery of a book that is apparently stuck in the distribution center near my home.  The DC has been rescanned by this same center 4 times in the last 7 days.  Anyone with clues? Answers?

  • 3/11/2008 11:56 AM - Enroute - JACKSONVILLE,FL
  • 3/12/2008 10:20 AM - Enroute - CAPITOL HEIGHTS,MD
  • 3/16/2008 8:33 PM - Enroute - CAPITOL HEIGHTS,MD
  • 3/17/2008 11:45 PM - Enroute - CAPITOL HEIGHTS,MD
  • 3/19/2008 1:53 AM - Enroute - CAPITOL HEIGHTS,MD


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Date Posted: 3/19/2008 2:03 PM ET
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No clues or answers here. I would love to have an answer to this mystery too. I've had books spend days in Allen Park, MI, cycling again and again through their system before finally breaking free.

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 2:19 PM ET
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I think this might happen if they thought their was room on a truck so it could be sent on its way but then more important mail comes in and the package never leaves.. I just had a book vacation in Salinas for  5 days before getting sent to the right place. It was scanned acouple of times while waiting.

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 3:47 PM ET
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Pam, I can understand that reasoning, but it's weird that I've received 7 other (more recently mailed) books in the time I've been waiting for this one to leave the distribution center!! grrrrr

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 6:32 PM ET
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I would show your local PO the list of scans. I have seen this happen before but have not found a good answer yet. I think the machinery that sorts the mail scans it automatically. I am going to have to ask and find out how the sort system works at the bulk mail centers.

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 10:05 PM ET
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Thanks.  I'll do that tomorrow!

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 5:21 PM ET
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Someone else had this same problem recently. She called, I believe, and the poor trapped book went out the next day.

I always have visions of this big warehouse full of pallets of media mail and they keep opening the door and grabbing the front stuff while a little lonely book sits in the back waiting patiently.